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botonée

[bot-n-ey, bot-n-ey] /ˈbɒt nˌeɪ, ˌbɒt nˈeɪ/
adjective, Heraldry.
1.
(of a cross) having arms terminating in the form of a trefoil:
cross botonée.
Also, botonnée, botony, botonny
[bot-n-ee] /ˈbɒt n i/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; < Middle French: covered with buds, equivalent to boton bud, button + -ée; see -ee
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Word Origin and History for botony
n.

1570s, in heraldry, from Old French botoné (Modern French boutonné) "covered with buds," past participle of boutonner "to bud," from bouton "bud, button," 12c., from a Germanic source.

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